Let There Be Light: Getting the Perfect GLOW on the Big Day


When it comes to setting the mood on your wedding day, nothing creates a “wow” factor like the perfect lighting. From candles to lanterns, twinkle lights and bistro lights, there are numerous creative lighting ideas to illuminate your love on your wedding day.

Check out these 10 whimsical lighting solutions, sure to give that special glow to your celebration:

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR: Hundreds of strings of twinkle lights are only suitable for the couple with the twinkle in their eyes.

Great wedding backdrop idea...Use lights to create a whimsical wedding background
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LOTS ‘O’ LANTERNS: Whether you go for all white or multicolored, we love the look of lit lanterns billowing in the wind.

Lanterns i would love this at my wedding!!
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BISTRO LOVE: Part vintage, part kitsch, bistro lights add subtle beams of light and charm to your reception space.

If you have a large room or can still entertain outside bistro lighting adds the perfect amount of light to keep the party going all night long #bonappetit #roundthetable
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TIKI TORCHES: If a beachside bash is in your future, lines of tiki torches can set your party afire.

beautiful for a night wedding
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MOONLIGHT MUSE: If you can steal a few minutes later in the reception for a moonlight snapshot, it’ll be one of your favorites. We promise.

Wedding photography - Nirav Patel. #blackandwhite #weddingphotography
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HELLO, SUNSHINE: If you’re planning to say “I do” around dusk, make sure to fit in a few sunset photos. They’re simply stunning.

If your ceremony is happening around sunset, use the light to your best advantage. Ask the photographer to scout out an area that'll allow the evening light to illuminate your dress and veil. Photo by Susan Stripling Photographer via Style Me Pretty
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CANDLELIGHT: Tapered, tea lights, pillar, scented — no matter what the shape or size, nothing says romance like candles.

Candle light lines the walkway leading the guests to wedding events. Such a romantic look!
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FUN DANCE FLOOR: Guests will love gettin’ jiggy with it on a festive, lit-up dance floor.

12 Ways to Customize Your Dance Floor
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FIREWORKS: The ultimate awe-inducing moment to celebrate the fireworks you’re feeling on the inside.

Want to wow your wedding guests? How about holding a spectacular firework display!
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HEARTS ON FIRE: If your venue has a fireplace, light it! Nothing can achieve as much coziness as a roaring fire. A couple tips: 1) Consider the season — if it’s a warm August night, a hot fire is probably not the best idea; 2) If a full-fledged fire is too much for you, light varying heights of pillar candles in the fireplace for the same effect.

Old Edwards Inn Highlands Wedding Venue | photography by http://julia-wade.com
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